Robert Howard: “This is icing on the cake, but the cake was fun to make too” (Video)

2019 SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

MEN’S 100 FREE:

  1. GOLD: Robert Howard, Alabama, 41.57
  2. SILVER: Kyle Decoursey, Tennessee, 41.71
  3. BRONZE: Maxime Rooney, Florida, 41.74

Bama’s Robert Howard secured the sprint sweep with a lifetime best 41.57, flipping in 19.90 to take the lead up front. Florida’s Maxime Rooney and Tennessee’s Kyle Decoursey had nearly identical splits, but Decoursey got his hand to the wall a touch quicker for silver, 41.71 to 41.74.

Missouri’s Mikel Schreuders was also sub-42, clocking in at 41.96 for 4th place.

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SwimGeek
2 years ago

Great story – this guy was around 20.6 coming out High School. Kudos to Jonty for developing a star.

Bamaspeed founder
2 years ago

Denny said not to cheer? I can’t believe it!!
Also I remember a freshman Bob coming in the first week in college that kid had goals and I’m glad he’s getting closer and closer to them. Next stop NCAA and hopefully will see him in Tokyo

Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

Little known fact. Pursley was nicknamed “Pig” when he was swimming at Bama back in the day. Don’t know why, but I’m sure SwimSwam can get to the bottom of it.

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